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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Emotional Intelligence: What is it?

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Most people have heard of an intelligence quotient (IQ).  It supposedly measures how successful a person will be in their work.

It has been noted, however, that “people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time.”  It turns out that emotional intelligence (EQ) can be far more telling than IQ.

Nevertheless, EQ is tough to define.  It’s that “certain something” which top dogs often have.  Seeking to define this further, Dr. Travis Bradberry came up with 15 components.  These include self-awareness, empathy, flexibility, self-confidence and forgiveness.

Emotionally intelligent people tend to have a good work/life balance, to limit negative self-talk, to unplug regularly, and “to get enough sleep.”  This image differs greatly from that of the driven genius who burns candles by night and rubber by day.       


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